Looking Good, Feeling Great - What will you gift yourself with when you lose the weight?




Wannabeskinny
04-04-2013, 06:51 AM
I'm sure I'm not the only one who fantasizes about what their life will be like when they finally lose weight. Everything like being active, daily confidence, clothes shopping, will all somehow be better! But is there one dangling carrot that you will reward yourself with when you finally succeed? A vacation, a cruise, plastic surgery, what will you gift yourself with?

For me I've got it all planned out. When I lose the weight I'm going to hire a personal stylist. I've already researched it and found someone in my area and have even spoken with her about it. She will come and pair down my closet, get rid of anything that doesn't fit or look good on me. She'll then take me shopping and help me get all the basic things that I need, you know like a good pair of jeans and black pants, a trenchcoat, a LBD, a bathing suit (yikes) etc. Then she'll style me for several outfits and take pictures of me in those outfits and create a look-book of my closet so that I can recreate those outfits myself. Sort of like a closet directory hehe! I've started a special savings account just for this! I've been so motivated just by planning this!


Lilytoby
04-04-2013, 07:16 AM
I have permission to take 100 from my savings account for each stone I lose (The account my family set up when I was born) - I'm going to take it all out when I hit goal (probably 300) and buy myself all those pretty clothes I've always wanted :D I even have a private Tumblr full of the clothes I'm going to buy, I use it as inspiration.

Psychic
04-04-2013, 07:33 AM
Once I reach my weight goal of 150 pounds, I'm going to get my first tattoo. :)


out from under
04-04-2013, 07:44 AM
I'll have a shopping spree with around 1000 dollars to spend on a new wardrobe.

watchoutforthatcar
04-04-2013, 10:16 AM
I have several things I'm going to get for myself when I finally hit official goal weight.

Third ear hole piercing
Tattoo(s)
Mani/Pedi (Normally I do these myself and only a handful of times have I gone to actually get these done but I'll actually pay to have it done this time)
Buy all new clothes
Get a puppy
Go to Kings Island/and or Kentucky Kingdom if it's open back up by that time (I haven't been to an amusement park for several years now and I was heavy back then too so it was never fun. I want to be small, wear whatever I want, and ride all the rides that I can)

That's it for right now. I'm most excited about the clothes. I look at clothes sites all the time trying to figure out what my style is going to be and what I like. I've realized that I'm a girly girl so I can't wait to buy clothes that actually show off that. I used to love wearing shorts and skirts and dresses. Can't wait to get back into that stuff! To officially wear juniors..I'm salivating just thinking about it...lmao.

Daki
04-04-2013, 11:34 AM
Oh my gosh, the personal stylist sounds like so much fun! That's a great reward!

I'm going to get two fear themed tattoos on my thighs. One thigh will say "Expose yourself to your deepest fear" with a mashup of two or three of the most personally frightening Stephen Gammell illustrations (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark). The other thigh will read "After that fear has no power" with something I drew representing my fear of death and decay. This is a weight loss goal and a fitness goal (Nice legs through running and weight lifting) that I'm not allowed to get until after my wedding. This is so I have to maintain it for a bit and also so I don't spend hundreds of dollars on the tattoos when I have a wedding to pay for.

mandypandy2246
04-04-2013, 11:53 AM
My friends are going to throw me a party when I lose 50lbs!!! I see that this sort of sounds condescending - but actually it was my idea. Even though I have much more than 50 lbs to lose, at the beginning that seemed practically unattainable to me - so I decided to add motivation - I am having a party and a bunch of friends are promising me presents for when I reach that goal!

penmage
04-04-2013, 02:05 PM
Shopping spree! Hoping it will coincide with either my birthday (September) or Christmas, for the extra spending money I get around that time :lol:

Mozzy
04-04-2013, 02:30 PM
I'm gonna have a baby :-)

pixiefalls
04-04-2013, 02:34 PM
I'm hoping to do a little dream vacation and go shopping for new clothes in person! This is pretty huge seeing as we don't have an actual mall anywhere near by. Maybe even a spa day. These all sound fabulous!

Radiojane
04-04-2013, 02:35 PM
Clothes of course...

But I'm going on a vacation. A big one. Haven't decided exactly where or what yet, but I have 150 pounds to make up my mind :)

AlmostMe
04-04-2013, 03:37 PM
There's a dress shop that I pass almost every day. It has beautiful dresses and suits that I just drool over. I think it's a bespoke dressmaker. I love the colours, the fabrics, the style. I will buy myself a dress from that shop - but only when I have a suitable event to attend. They are very, very dressy.

Pink Hurricane
04-04-2013, 09:38 PM
When I reach Onederland, I'm going to get my cover up tattoo.
When I reach the 180s, I am going to get my second tattoo on my forearm.
Also when I reach the 180s, which is my goal weight range, I am going to buy a flattering bathing suit, two new dresses, a pair of heels, a new corset, three new bras, and new panties!

My husband and I are taking our honeymoon later this year, so I hope to be in Onederland by then!

Roo2
04-04-2013, 09:46 PM
Surgery! 200,000 mile overhaul!

April Snow
04-05-2013, 12:06 AM
I'm going to buy a necklace to wear all the time - to represent the journey and also to be a tangible reminder to stay on track.

Right now, I'm thinking something like this, but the style I decide on may change by the time I get there!

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LadyP2013
04-05-2013, 12:34 AM
Lots and lots of clothes. :) My favorite

amandie
04-05-2013, 12:39 AM
I really love the personal stylist reward goal!

Originally I've always wanted to get a huge tattoo for the final goal. I have a few ideas of what I want for my tattoo but nothing set in stone yet. My ultimate goal is to go on a dream vacation to somewhere beach-y with a lot of activities- jetskis, ziplines, rafting, hiking, etc.

Wannabeskinny
04-06-2013, 08:06 AM
These are all great! I'm surprised so many will get tattoos!

Misti in Seattle
04-06-2013, 10:05 AM
Well, the thing I wanted most out of it is coming soon! My boobs are so massive that they are causing musculoskeletal damage and I can hardly stand up straight. Sooooo my surgeon has decided I have reached the point where it is time for the reduction surgery! I started working with him last July and my huge goal was to get to this place! So slightly less than a month from now I will e "boobless in Seattle" LOLOL Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy

Wannabeskinny
04-06-2013, 11:13 AM
Well, the thing I wanted most out of it is coming soon! My boobs are so massive that they are causing musculoskeletal damage and I can hardly stand up straight. Sooooo my surgeon has decided I have reached the point where it is time for the reduction surgery! I started working with him last July and my huge goal was to get to this place! So slightly less than a month from now I will e "boobless in Seattle" LOLOL Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy

Yey that's amazing! I've considered a reduction as well but will wait and see what happens after the weight loss. Good for you!

Misti in Seattle
04-06-2013, 12:17 PM
Yey that's amazing! I've considered a reduction as well but will wait and see what happens after the weight loss. Good for you!

I was planning to lose as much weight as I could, too, first... but I hit a 3 month plateau, while sticking to my plan, so my surgeon said that is the time to go forward (and he said NOT to change my eating plan to something more extreme). Plus it is causing serious health issues for me... I can't stand up straight. My doctor and chiro also said it is time... my arms and legs are really skinny but all my extra weight is concentrated in boobs and stomach (that will be next) so they all think I should do it now rather than wait. So I am going for it!!!

Coffeelover64
04-06-2013, 06:23 PM
Probably a lower-face/neck lift. Maybe the whole face, neck, and a tummy tuck. Must start buying lottery tickets! :D

wannaskipandlaugh
04-06-2013, 08:44 PM
2 goals..... Onederland... Gonna spend a happy weekend at Disney World and an annual pass! (good place to walk away the lbs.

Once I get to my actual goal... Gonna find a nice, loving, kind, man and make whoopie. (its been toooooooo long) Yep... and then get a breast lift.

IanG
04-06-2013, 09:18 PM
A Ferrari.

Wannabeskinny
04-07-2013, 06:59 AM
I was planning to lose as much weight as I could, too, first... but I hit a 3 month plateau, while sticking to my plan, so my surgeon said that is the time to go forward (and he said NOT to change my eating plan to something more extreme). Plus it is causing serious health issues for me... I can't stand up straight. My doctor and chiro also said it is time... my arms and legs are really skinny but all my extra weight is concentrated in boobs and stomach (that will be next) so they all think I should do it now rather than wait. So I am going for it!!!

Off topic - The word chiro caught my eye here and thought I'd share my experience with you. I've never been to a chiropractor and never will. Have you ever heard of osteopathy? I'm someone who often suffers with injuries from my line of work and I see an osteopath to help me recover. Osteopathy is an extremely gentle form of medical treatment. They perform skeletal manipulation and prefer holistic and/or homeopathic forms of treatment. Pharmaceutical intervention is the absolute last option. I definitely don't want to want to step on toes but osteopathic medicine has changed my life quite literally and without the pain of physical therapy. If you want to know more about it please PM me because I feel strongly that it could be beneficial to a lot more people for any range of maladies, and primary those with muscular skeletal injuries.

I've known a couple of osteopaths by the way and they've both told me that the person who invented chiropractic (I think his name is Palmer?) actually went to school for osteopathy but dropped out and started this practice based on the little knowledge he came away with. Osteopaths on the other hand are actual doctors with a medical degree and are licensed in all areas of medicine including obstetrics, surgery, etc. Just saying, I've seen a lot of people in my field who have worsened with chiropractic care, and since I found osteopathy I've been progressively and dramatically gotten better.

amandie
04-07-2013, 10:06 PM
These are all great! I'm surprised so many will get tattoos!

I have to say, I am somewhat surprised too. I didn't think many people would get/like tattoos. For me, I personally love tattoos so I figure why not to use something I like to motivate me, ya know? It will also be a symbol of my journey and everything (if I ever am able to put it in words to make the artist understand what I want.) :) I have a small savings account set for the tattoo, it's gonna be $$$ for sure, not to mention the clothes I will have to buy when I get to goal since I have nothing that will fit me at 135, lol!

belovedspirit
04-07-2013, 10:34 PM
275 lbs (soon :D) - A pedicure (first ever :))
250 lbs - TBD
225 lbs - a ring (the first time I'll wear a ring!!!)
200 lbs - a matt & nat purse
175 lbs - some new clothing :)

My reward for 150lbs (or 155lbs) will be a trip abroad.

Wannabeskinny
04-08-2013, 06:34 AM
It's also surprising how many people have never gotten a pedicure. That's amazing because I can't even comfortably reach my toes to give myself an effective pedi, how do y'all do it? Go au natural? I wouldn't be caught dead without a pedi and if I try to paint my own nails it looks like a 4yr old did them lol!

PaintedPonies
04-08-2013, 01:10 PM
Man, I have SO many prizes!

I'm now at 173, and my birthday is in 5 weeks. If I can get into the mid 160s by my bday, I will buy so many gifts for myself :D

SuperHeroTeacher
04-08-2013, 09:57 PM
I'm planning a beach vacation for when I reach goal - probably Hawaii, but nothing in stone yet.

I like that so many of you have mini rewards along the journey! Off to set mini rewards now...

Coldsoup
04-09-2013, 03:38 AM
Once I'm small enough to actually wear short shorts, I'm going to get treatment for the UGLY little purple spider veins all over the backs of my legs.

Rhiko
04-09-2013, 04:09 AM
Gosh, I haven't really thought about it. I guess my gift will be a son or a daughter. It's the only reason I'm doing this so I can have a child (and remain a healthy weight for the rest of my life, of course). In fact, I'm hoping my dramatic weight loss will convince the fertility doctors to give me two babies! I'm NOT going to budge on that, especially since it will probably be my only pregnancy :crossed::lifter:
Otherwise, my gift will be knowing I can wear whatever I like and not be criticised :)

Wannabeskinny
04-09-2013, 07:45 AM
Gosh, I haven't really thought about it. I guess my gift will be a son or a daughter. It's the only reason I'm doing this so I can have a child (and remain a healthy weight for the rest of my life, of course). In fact, I'm hoping my dramatic weight loss will convince the fertility doctors to give me two babies! I'm NOT going to budge on that, especially since it will probably be my only pregnancy :crossed::lifter:
Otherwise, my gift will be knowing I can wear whatever I like and not be criticised :)

The best gift of all :hug:

Sum38
04-09-2013, 07:55 AM
This may sound kinda vain, but I would really like to have my tummy done. With all this weight gain, plus having two big (10 lbs) babies, my tummy area is a mess, no matter how skinny I get.

Hubby and I talked about it, and if I hit 125 pounds I think I'll go for it.

I am apple shape and stomach always gets the weight first, but it is last to go down. I am hoping this would give me more of an hourglass shape at the end. -- When I am at goal, my legs and arms look fab...just that darn belly.

Nichole2013
04-09-2013, 10:46 PM
Every ten pounds lost i reward with something small that i really want, it helps keep me on track ! Nothing big, things like a facial, new videogame, or tickets to a movie i really want to see.

however once i reach my longterm goal I plan on having an upper and lower body lift done ! i have soo much loose skin i feel like a human jellyfish.

celigirl88
04-10-2013, 09:15 AM
I have a couple things. Definitely more tattoos. I already have 15, but there is this back piece I am DYING for, but have come to the conclusion I would like to be smaller and more toned before I go there. Also, a new wardrobe. I usually go through my clothes once every 3 months and get rid of things that I bought and don't wear anymore or put them in my "motivation" drawer to get me to work harder each time I look in there. I definitely want "back dermals" which are piercings, and my boyfriend made a pact that if I get to 135 by May 10 - he will get them for me. I have a month so we will see!

Teaa
04-10-2013, 12:37 PM
Once I get down to my goal weight.. I plan to:

Go on a Vegas trip with my girls (July) Get myself to those pool parties and into a tiny bikini
Shop for a new wardrobe, Christian Louboutin shoes and makeup =D
Hire a personal trainer and nutritionist

That's about it for 2013

Jennifer1966
04-10-2013, 05:16 PM
It all depends on DD's final college costs! At the least I'll need a new wardrobe!

Lecomtes
04-10-2013, 05:27 PM
Oooh! Wannabeskinny, I love your idea, I might just have to steal that one! lol! Actually, I already bought my reward. haha! I have NEVER owned an article of clothing that costs for than maybe $40 bucks, even that is pushing it as I usually shop thrift stores. When I made my commitment this past Dec. I mentioned to my fiance I wanted a nice dress in a size 12 to hang in front of my treadmill (a literal dangling carrot). He surprised me with a gorgeous fitted dress that is probably the nicest thing I've ever owned on my birthday. All the dresses I wear now are black (aka slimming), this one is royal blue. :) I imagine myself in it daily. :)
Loved reading all you ladies' ideas! I can't wait to read about it more on the GOAL page! :) Best of luck!

thinkfit
04-10-2013, 11:09 PM
I really want a KRMA Jade leather jacket, but even when I'll look good in one, I can't imagine dropping that much on a jacket. We'll see!

Remington90
04-10-2013, 11:14 PM
Sounds kinda dumb, but I'm going to get my belly button pierced and a sexy bikini. Maybe some hair extensions for my new thin face :)

AllyG47
04-10-2013, 11:56 PM
When I get to goal, I want to have a makeover day. Two years ago, I won a $200 gift certificate to a local spa. It says it doesn't expire so I assume it's still good. When I get to goal, I'm going to set up an appointment to get my hair cut and colored and I'm going to get a manicure and a pedicure. I want to do something fun and crazy with my hair. Maybe dye it purple or blonde or maybe just get highlights. Something I normally wouldn't do. I also want to get my eyebrows waxed. Then I want to go to the mall and get my ears pierced. I had my ears pierced in high school but they got infected and never healed so I had to take them out. I still have a bunch of earrings I bought back then but never wore. I would love to be able to wear them. After I get my ears pierced, I would like to head downtown and get a tattoo. I've always wanted a butterfly on my stomach but, since that's the first place I gain weight, I'll probably get it on my arm or shoulder instead. After that, I will buy some new clothes to show off my new tattoo.

Finally, I would like to get a professional photo shoot. I haven't had my picture taken professionally since high school over 10 years ago. It would be nice to have updated pictures for my parents and grandparents and something nice to post on an online dating site.

Wannabeskinny
04-11-2013, 07:41 AM
When I get to goal, I want to have a makeover day. Two years ago, I won a $200 gift certificate to a local spa. It says it doesn't expire so I assume it's still good. When I get to goal, I'm going to set up an appointment to get my hair cut and colored and I'm going to get a manicure and a pedicure. I want to do something fun and crazy with my hair. Maybe dye it purple or blonde or maybe just get highlights. Something I normally wouldn't do. I also want to get my eyebrows waxed. Then I want to go to the mall and get my ears pierced. I had my ears pierced in high school but they got infected and never healed so I had to take them out. I still have a bunch of earrings I bought back then but never wore. I would love to be able to wear them. After I get my ears pierced, I would like to head downtown and get a tattoo. I've always wanted a butterfly on my stomach but, since that's the first place I gain weight, I'll probably get it on my arm or shoulder instead. After that, I will buy some new clothes to show off my new tattoo.

Finally, I would like to get a professional photo shoot. I haven't had my picture taken professionally since high school over 10 years ago. It would be nice to have updated pictures for my parents and grandparents and something nice to post on an online dating site.

I can totally relate, there is a lot I put off until I get "skinny". But sometimes I remember that I'm a woman, and that I can do things to make myself prettier even if I'm not so skinny. Shoes always fit, hair can look gorgeous at any weight. I'm with you when it comes to the photo shoot, and doing something crazy like getting piercings. But Darling, it sounds like you're putting way too much off until you lose weight. Even us plump girls deserve a day at the spa, a mani-pedi, a good haircut. Maybe my body doesn't look as good as I want it to in clothes. But that doesn't mean I can't have gorgeous hair, well tended nails and glowing skin NOW! Get yourself to that spa right now and bask in a relaxing massage, an indulgent facial, and walk out of there with sparkly toes and I promise you it will make you feel awesome and ready for your power walk! .... and please, get those eyebrows tended to, you're allowed to look good now!

belovedspirit
04-11-2013, 12:21 PM
It's also surprising how many people have never gotten a pedicure. That's amazing because I can't even comfortably reach my toes to give myself an effective pedi, how do y'all do it? Go au natural? I wouldn't be caught dead without a pedi and if I try to paint my own nails it looks like a 4yr old did them lol!

Lol. I guess folks have different styles, resources, interests, experiences, etc.

Also, there are fantastic youtube videos of how to paint one's nails and do at-home nail care that resembles salon care. I promise, if I can learn to paint my nails, chances are most people can. :)

PatLib
04-13-2013, 04:22 PM
I think I will get on of these outfits:
http://fashionbombdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/10-Sequin-Dresses-under-10.jpg

And go to Vegas with some friends!

Mission Fat to Fab
04-13-2013, 04:40 PM
When I lose 20 kilos, I'm going to buy myself a beautiful pair of rose gold and mother of pearl earrings - they're gorgeous. When I get to a size 20 I'm going to fly to London with my mum, stay in a swanky hotel and spend the whole weekend buying myself a whole bunch of new clothes. When I get to 99 kilos I'm going to buy myself a Chanel handbag, failing that a Prada handbag, but it will be ridiculously expensive and I'm going to feel proud of myself.

I'm going to turn 30 next year, so I want to spend the year fundraising for various charities and host lots of events for it. One of the things I'd like to do as part of my weight loss journey is to sky dive for my 30th birthday, but raise money for a cancer charity as I lost my aunt to cancer nearly 3 years ago. Our birthdays were only two days apart, and she died two days after my birthday, so it'll be my way of remembering her. To be able to carry out the skydive, I need to weigh 90 kilos or less, so that is my aim.

Jennifer1966
04-14-2013, 09:33 AM
I just spent some time browsing online plastic surgery sites. If I can afford it, I'm getting Botox and some kind of tummy tuck so my new wardrobe fits without spanx!!

Joanne M
04-21-2013, 06:56 AM
I am to going to treat myself to a day at the spa. Red Door Spa

wolfgirl69
04-21-2013, 01:57 PM
When I reah goal I am going to have a beach day with my BFF! :D And make sure we go often!

mimsyborogoves
04-21-2013, 02:11 PM
I'm rewarding myself by moving out of my parents' house. :) I've got about 4-5 months of rent saved up for somewhere fairly cheap, I don't have that many personal bills (only car insurance, a credit card bill and possibly a phone bill if my mom will let me take on my half of the plan lol), and now that I'm going into maintenance I don't have to spend money on clothes so often. The time is right.

Em Coconut
04-21-2013, 07:16 PM
If I can save up enough money until the day I reach goal, I wanna go back to Vegas to celebrate and get another tattoo done and do so much shopping that I'm going to have to pay quite a bit extra for baggage on the flight home. And if there's enough money (i heavily doubt it) I'm so flying business class...Wishful thinking :D

TripSwitch
04-21-2013, 07:53 PM
I go to a lot of black tie functions and events... and one of my favorites is that I get to go to the Tony Awards every year.... now I have a lot of nice evening wear... But I really would love to splurge on something that I wouldn't buy because I always use that excuse "if only I lose 10 more lbs... Blah..blah.. blah..." ...

But in all honesty... It will probably be a couple of pairs of shoes or maybe some jewelry that costs a small fortune... Because I'll rationalize it by telling myself if I gain back the weight at least it will still fit...

domesticbliss
05-02-2013, 12:57 AM
I am going to find a cute, coctail-y wedding dress, have the florist re-create my wedding bouquet and my husband and I are going to retake wedding pictures, or wedding like pictures